Author: Grant Bresett

I'm a follower of Jesus Christ (a nice one I hope) and a former atheist who experimented with lots of other beliefs along the way. I was deep into the new age and practiced much of what I found in eastern mysticism. I almost became a Jehovah's Witness and had plans to convert to Mormonism. In the end, I fell in love with Jesus of the Bible and Christian Apologetics (the defense of the Christian faith). Mostly, because among all the religions/philosophies out there I was asking, "Will the real Jesus please stand up?" He has! And we can know him. Thankfully, He left lots of evidence for us to think about.

Decathlon of Death: Recap of Ten Planned Parenthood Videos

Planned Parenthood logoWhat do the ten undercover videos reveal about Planned Parenthood? Here’s a quick summary.

Below are five nefarious activities committed by Planned Parenthood. I’ll let the direct quotes from the videos speak for themselves. But let them persuade you to watch the videos for yourself. Check out the linked list of all ten videos at the bottom of this article.

The videos reveal:

SELLING BABY PARTS FOR PROFIT

“A company like this that wants to give our organization money for the tissue, I think that that’s a valid exchange and that that’s okay.” (Video 10 @ 00:09)

“Well, you know, in negotiations the person who throws out the figure first is at a loss right?” (Video 2 @ 2:52)

“I want a Lamborghini.” (Video 2 @ 7:59)

“The harder and more valuable the tissue the more money you get. So If you can somehow procure a brain or a heart, you’re going to get more money than just like chorionic villi or umbilical cord.” l (Video 3 @ 7:05)

“We have independent colleagues who generate a fair amount of income doing this.” (Video 10 @ 6:39)

BABIES ALIVE AFTER BIRTH

“Now I’m sitting here and I’m looking at this fetus and its heart is beating.” (Video 7@ 4:30)

“So you know there are times when after the procedure is done that the heart is still beating.” (Video 7 @ 4:44)

“Yeah, they put lams in and she comes in the next morning and I literally have had women come in and they’ll go in the OR, and they’re back out in 3 minutes, and I’m going, ‘What’s goin’ on?’ Oh yeah [she’s told] the fetus was already in the vaginal canal whenever we put her in the stirrups, it just fell out.” (Video 7 @ 1:00)

DELIVERING INTACT FETUSES

“If you had intact cases, which we’ve done a lot. We sometimes ship those back to our lab in its entirety.” (Video 8 @ 02:30)

“I saw a message saying that the doctor had aborted a fully intact fetus – fully intact and StemExpress was sending it straight to the lab.” (Video 7 @ 00:45)

“Intact, so we do, basically D&Es[Dilation & Extraction].” (Video 4 @ 2:04)

CHANGING ABORTION METHODS TO SALVAGE BABY BODY PARTS FOR SALE

“Most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps.” (Video 1 @ 3:09)

“If we want to pursue this, mutually, I’ll mention this to Ian and see how he feels about using a ‘less crunchy’ technique to get more whole specimens.” (Video 2 @ 6:04)

“So if we alter our process, and we are able to obtain intact fetal cadavers, then we can make it part of the budget, that any dissections are this and splitting the specimens into different shipments is this I mean that’s–it’s all just a matter of line items.” (Video 7 @ 1:10)

“We’ve been very good at getting heart, lungs, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part. I’m going to basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna use it if I can get it all intact.  (Video 1 @ 3:43)

WILLFUL SECRECY

“We don’t want to get called on. . .selling fetal parts across the states.” (Video 4 @ 8:15)

“Obviously, we would have the potential for a huge H- a PR issue by doing this.” (Video 10 @ 2:10)

“This could destroy your company and us, if we don’t time those conversations correctly.” (Video 10 @ 2:35)

“I have been talking to the executive director of the National Abortion Federation. We’re trying to figure this out as an industry about how we’re going to manage remuneration because the headlines would be a disaster.” (Video 10 @ 3:58)

“We are absent a policy and that’s relatively intentional.” (Video 10 @ 4:17)

“There are no guidelines on tissue procurement. And there will never be guidelines.” (Video 10 @ 4:56)

“We don’t have a policy per se. And that is by choice.” (Video 10 @ 7:11)

“We feel like we can’t consent to be bullied by ridiculous laws.” (Video 10 @ 7:31)

CENTER FOR MEDICAL PROGRESS (CMP) VIDEOS:

(1) (Published July 14, 2015) Planned Parenthood Uses Partial-Birth Abortions to Sell Baby Parts (8:52)

(2) (Published July 21, 2015) Second Planned Parenthood Senior Executive Haggles Over Baby Parts Prices, Changes Abortion Methods (8:25)

(3) (Published July 28, 2015) Human Capital – Episode 1: Planned Parenthood’s Black Market in Baby Parts (11:50)

(4) (Published July 30, 2015) Planned Parenthood VP Says Fetuses May Come Out Intact, Agrees Payments Specific to the Specimen (11:30)

(5) (Published Aug 4, 2015) Intact Fetuses “Just a Matter of Line Items” for Planned Parenthood TX Mega-Center (15:45)

(6) (Published Aug 12, 2015) Human Capital – Episode 2: Inside the Planned Parenthood Supply Site (10:30)

(7) (Published Aug 19, 2015) Human Capital – Episode 3: Planned Parenthood’s Custom Abortions for Superior Product (10:38)

(8) (Published Aug 25, 2015) Planned Parenthood Baby Parts Buyer StemExpress Wants “Another 50 Livers/Week” (9:44)

(9) (Published Sep 1, 2015) Planned Parenthood Baby Parts Vendor ABR Pays Off Clinics, Intact Fetuses “Just Fell Out” (9:11)

(10) (Published Sep 15, 2015) [Human Capital – Episode 4] Top Planned Parenthood Exec: Baby Parts Sales “A Valid Exchange,” Can Make “A Fair Amount of Income”(12:08)

Lioness of Planned Parenthood Guards Pride, Not Cubs

Planned Parenthood logoThe Lioness is a symbol of strength – more specifically, feminine strength. That strength is usually found in the ferocity used to protect her young.

With Planned Parenthood, the young are the ones in danger because of the lioness.

The first five videos reveal Planned Parenthood profiting from selling aborted body parts (videos 1-4video 5). In this sixth video, Holly O’Donnell, Ex-Procurement Technician with StemExpress LLC,  heaps more testimony onto the pile of evidence against Planned Parenthood.

The latest video uncovers Planned Parenthood’s blatant disregard for women.

This goes to the heart of pro-abortion arguments. They sell themselves as champions of women’s health and women’s rights. This video shows Planned Parenthood exploit women for fetal body parts and financial gain.

Those who’ve been following Planned Parenthood are not surprised. These videos, however, make it accessible for everyone to see.

The Coercion

“She told me, she’s like, it’s not an option. It’s a demand. That’s what your job is.” (0:01 into video)

The Greed

“There are times when they would just take what they want. And these mothers don’t know.” (0:09)

“So pregnancy tests are potential pregnancies therefore potential specimans. So it’s just taking advantage of the opportunities.” (2:03)

The Tragedy

“You can hear, you can hear screaming. You can hear crying.” (1:26)

“The women I worked for were cold. They don’t care. They just wanted their money. They didn’t care if the girl was throwing up in the trash can. Crying.” (7:31)

The Planning

“So everyone would login and you’d say, oh, there are 24 appointments today; 10 tissue opportunities, 8 blood sample opportunities. First patient at eight [o’clock]. So then I would wait for certain girls to come in. I would look for an opportunity to [get a girl to] consent.” (3:11)

The Exploitation

“The co-workers I had…um…they would not consent the donors. If there was a higher gestation and the technicians needed it, there were times when they would just take what they wanted. And these mothers don’t know.” (5:30)

“She said, that was an opportunity you just missed. I said, I’m not going to tell a girl to kill her baby so I can get money. And that’s what this company does. Straight up – that’s what this company does.” (8:27)

The Hurt

“If abortion were such a good thing there wouldn’t be so much emotional damage from it.” (9:18)

In this video, we see that selling body parts is the premeditated plan of Planned Parenthood; not an afterthought for research.

There is much more to be discovered. One troubling documented claim from Planned Parenthood was that they could deliver “fully intact fetuses.” How is this possible? There are two possible procedures. The first is partial birth abortion. The baby is delivered feet first (breech) and while the baby’s head is not fully removed the skull is punctured and the brain sucked out. The second, which is equally disturbing, is that the baby is delivered live and then killed. Perhaps we’ll see more about this in future videos.

In the wild, a lion’s roar can be heard as far as five miles away. Planned Parenthood roars that the videos are “heavily edited.” Then watch the unedited versions, instead. Planned Parenthood attacks The Center for Medical Progress as pro-lifers who want to end abortion. I hope so. Defenders of Planned Parenthood roar that deceptive methods were used to record the conversations. These same defenders don’t criticize the police for catching pedophiles using sting operations. They simply roar louder about their own innocence. Well, roaring louder isn’t proof of innocence, it’s the opposite.

There are those that say lions need to be on the endangered species list. After this video, I hope Planned Parenthood needs the protection of such a list. In the end, wouldn’t it be best if Planned Parenthood became extinct? A thing of the past?

Fifth Video Aborts Planned Parenthood’s Claimed Innocence

Planned Parenthood logoWith the devastating release of video 5, the case of Planned Parenthood profiting from aborted fetal parts becomes more airtight. If the mainstream media aired these videos in a theme like “shark week” – but made it “abortion week,” public opinion would turn against abortion faster than same-sex marriage turned from no to go. The prior Apologer’s article Planned Parenthood Retaliates Against Incriminating Videos summarizes the first four videos. In this article, I’ll comment on the fifth video released on August 4, 2015.

I welcomed the first several videos from The Center for Medical Progress because they vindicated pro-life advocates who have been warning about Planned Parenthood for decades. Many people have been dishearten by the prolonged media silence; even more so after abortionist Kermit Gosnell was sentenced to life in prison in 2013 for snipping the spines of live babies he delivered. There was still no significant media action, even after discovering the dangerous conditions Gosnell’s abortion clinic had operated in for decades.

With this fifth video comes a feeling of dread. How much more will be uncovered? There are about a dozen total videos to be released, yet we’ve already seen Planned Parenthood sifting through a tray of body parts. View the video for yourself and then I have a few brief points.

First, Planned Parenthood CEO, Cecile Richards vehemently claims that they do not profit from the sale of fetus parts. This does not make sense in light of the evidence. In the video, the Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell, uses the term “gold mine.” This is not a term people normally use when being merely compensated for expenditures. Even more devastating to Planned Parenthood, on July 29, former Director of Planned Parenthood, Abby Johnson, testified before the Texas Senate that her Planned Parenthood branch, “made about $120,000 a month selling aborted fetus tissue and organs.”

Second, Farrell’s offer in the video to provide “intact fetal cadavers” reveals a morbid implicit truth; that some babies are likely being being delivered alive. We know this had been going on throughout the abortion industry. Why? This was discovered in 2013 when abortionist Kermit Gosnell was sentenced to life in prison for killing babies he delivered alive. He was, “sticking scissors into the back of the baby’s neck and cutting the spinal cord.” Gosnell used this technique because, as written in the Report to the Grand Jury, “Gosnell had a simple solution for the unwanted babies he delivered: he killed them.”

Third, altering medical procedures is illegal. According to The Center for Medical Progress: “The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $500,000 42 U.S. Code § 289g–2 – Prohibitions regarding human fetal tissue. Federal law also requires that no alteration in the timing or method of abortion be done for the purposes of fetal tissue collection 42 U.S. Code § 289g–1 Research on transplantation of fetal tissue.”

Fourth, the manner of fetal storage and handling are truly disturbing. The employee explains of the last case in the day, “it was a twin.” The video shows the Planned Parenthood tray with “tissue.” The tray is filed with body parts. Formed hands, arms and feet. The employee lifts a piece of flesh and as it dangles from the tweezers proclaims, “sometimes the organs come out really, really well.” The work of Planned Parenthood can be summed up with what’s found in the tray – “a little, beautiful, perfectly formed hand, gently clenched in a fist – a hand attached to an arm that had been torn from its owner’s body, and thrown in a dish swimming with body parts.

Fifth, notice how media bias is revealed in their language: Anti-abortion group releases fifth Planned Parenthood video. The Center for Medical Progress is not called pro-life, it is anti-abortion. The undercover investigators are “operatives.” And, in the same description as the four prior videos – this one his “heavily edited.” I’ve watched the full length videos, which are available on youtube, and fail to see how the context changes.

Finally, Planned Parenthood advocates claim that women will be deprived of vital health care if Planned Parenthood is defunded. In response to this, check out the two videos below. In the first, Hillary Clinton defends this claim. In the second, we discover the truth.

The senate vote to defund Planned Parenthood failed. But facts are stubborn things. And the facts revealed in video 5 add to the devastating case against Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood Retaliates Against Incriminating Videos

Planned Parenthood logoHave you heard of the incriminating videos exposing Planned Parenthood for selling fetal body parts? Only caught part of the story? Well, this article will quickly catch you up and update you on the latest shocking development.

In a stunning maneuver Friday, July 31, 2015, Federal Judge Willliam Orrick in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order which blocked the release of further videos by the Center for Medical Progress. David Daleiden, Project Lead, Center for Medical Progress claims there are 8-10 more videos to be released. Daleiden also mentioned they are prepared to deal with the silencing effort. Planned Parenthood is a shrewd opponent and won’t surrender it’s lucrative abortion business without a struggle. (more…)

The Selling of the American Conscience

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How far is too far? How much more grotesque can an industry sink than harvesting unborn baby body parts? The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. (I Tim. 6:10) And how much longer will the American people allow the abortion industry to exploit them?

Unfortunately, that question is being answered. In a new video release, Planned Parenthood was caught selling fetal body parts. The video also implicates Planned Parenthood President and CEO, Cecile Richards, as being aware of these sales. Planned Parenthood denies this claim, saying no profits were made and some people choose to donate body parts. Notice that nobody believes these are the mother’s body parts. The unborn is not the woman’s body – contrary to popular claims.

In response to Planned Parenthood’s defense, Dr. Michael Brown explains that the evidence is too compelling, “The video evidence is too clear to deny, as powerful Planned Parenthood leader discusses the sale of baby parts – livers, limbs, tissue, and hearts – while casually eating her dinner, even describing how partial birth abortion is used to preserve those body parts which are in particular demand.”

The case against the American abortion industry doesn’t hang on this one incident, though, for this is only one aspect of the industry. But, Planned Parenthood does represent a huge part of the American abortion machinery.

When people understand what’s actually going on, they become more pro-life.

Consider the following:

  1. Live Action’s 2014 Investigative Report “Lies, Corruption, and Scandal,” chronicles Planned Parenthood’s involvement and enabling of child sexual abuse, racism, sex-trafficking, sex-selective abortion, and infanticide.”
  2. Southwest Women’s Options in Albuquerque, New Mexico performs abortions until the day of birth. Dr. Shelly Sella botched an abortion on a woman whose unborn baby was 35-weeks old. The owner of SWO, Curtis Boyd admits that abortion is killing and that he’s performed abortions on girls as young as nine and ten years old.
  3. Over eighty percent of Americans do not approve of late-term abortion. Over sixty percent of Americans do not approve of second trimester abortion. Why is it still legal?
  4. 98-99% of abortions are performed on healthy mothers and healthy babies. The 1% is allegedly performed due to cases of rape, incest, and health of the mother. No matter your position, it isn’t reasonable to extend this defense to the vast majority of abortions.
  5. The majority of Americans do not approve of sex-selective abortions or using abortion as a method of birth control.
  6. Abortion hurts women. According to the Elliott Institute, women who have gone through abortion experience the following: 92% experience emotional deadening; 86% feel an increased tendency toward anger or rage (and half reported becoming more violent); 75% reported some sexual dysfunction; 63% experienced denial (average denial period was 5.25 years); 58% suffered from insomnia or nightmares; 56% experienced suicidal feelings; 53% increase or began drug/alcohol use; and one in four actually attempt suicide. If these statistics are anywhere near reality, then why are women not warned before abortion or offered counseling afterward?

For those who are new to this issue, I encourage you to do your own research. Look into Kermit Gosnell. On March 13, 2013, abortionist Kermit Gosnell was sentenced to two life sentences for delivering live babies and snipping their spines from the back of their necks. As horrific as his “Pennsylvania House of Horrors” was, the more shocking indictment is on the Department of Health that knew of his operating conditions. Fetuses were found in milk jugs. Equipment was stained with urine and blood. How far is too far?

According to Scott Klusendorf, the unborn are alive, separate from their mother, and whole human persons. As already implicitly agreed, the body parts being sold are not the woman’s. The selling of body parts is only one aspect of the cumulative and devastating case against the abortion industry in America. Over 55 million abortions have been performed in America since Roe v Wade.

Perhaps much of the responsibility lies at the foot of the American Christian church, who should be the moral salt of the culture. Francis Schaeffer challenged the church when he said, “Every abortion clinic should have a sign in front of it saying, ‘Open by permission of the church.’”